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... Okay well I have posted before about this topic...I am 9 weeks pregnant on oxycontin for neck pain...The pain specialist is telling me it is a class B drug for pregnancy..Then I go to my obgyn...And she tells me.. ... (5 replies)
... The ideal way to do it to slowly lower your serum level, the amount that's constant in your blood stream. ... (2 replies)
... the total mg dose is released at about 1 hour and the other half at about the 6th hour. Meaning 40 mgs of Oxycontin is equivelant to taking 20 mgs of short acting oxycodone or two 10 mg percs every 6 hours. ... (18 replies)

... uld be looking at a month or so to wean off. You might still experience some sleep problems, some restless leg and have a few bad days at specific steps, But all in all you have done a great job at limiting the meds and the severity of withdrawal. ... (13 replies)
... that's the whole point of a doc prescribing them. CAlling your doc to ask if you can take an extra pill is a bad idea, especially after a recent increase. Being in more pain one day is not a reason to call your doc. ... (5 replies)
... Hey Kathy, A 20 mg OxyC will sustain the same serum level as taking 10 mgs of instant release oxy every 6 hours, Breaking it in half just shortened the duration, you only took half so you didn't likely get much more than half. 10 mgs give or take a mg. ... (17 replies)
... You can slowly taper the vicodin down at your own rate and be completely off the stuff in a month if you want and maintain complete control of the rate of your taper. ... (4 replies)
Oxycontin 40mg
Aug 26, 2003
... I use to take Oxycontin before being switched to methadone. I was taking 60mg 3xaday. ... (3 replies)
... s. that was ok for the first couple night i felt weird then it went away, i noticed i had more energy on oxycontin and wasn't on the couch all the time which was a big plus for me. ... (4 replies)
... Methadone isn't a long acting med in the sense that it has a controlled release like the other LA meds. But due to it's long half life You have residual methadone in your system for up to five days from the first dose. ... (4 replies)
Need advice
Apr 2, 2004
... d of the month. You can drastically decrease the amount of withdrawal you have by starting to reduce your dose now so that you can make it through the month. Try breaking the 15's in half and adding 400mgs mgs of Advil to your dose for extra relief. ... (5 replies)
... sted it. He just gives me either percoset or vicodin for break through but on a schedule and the oxycontin. What's weird about all of this is that I recall being in so much pain 3 years ago and being on Tylenol 3 and not being able to get relief. ... (10 replies)
BT frequency
Aug 15, 2004
... rcocet for BT twice a day. I try not to use my second BT pill unless I absolutely have to because if I take that second pill what do I do if four hours later I'm in more pain than I was when I took it? ... (18 replies)
... Pouch reconstruction in 92'. ... (36 replies)
... have had since I got sick. He changed my meds around. He decreased my Acitq to only 2 per day, started a fast acting oxycondone 4 times a day as needed, left my oxycontin at 2 times a day, and added methadone 40mg at bedtime. ... (4 replies)
Breakthrough Meds
Sep 21, 2004
... The activity of OxyContin Tablets is primarily due to the parent drug oxycodone. ... (16 replies)
... About the SA's, Dave, you added a component there that I never mentioned. I dont take my SA's and then try to cram in as much as I can while I feel decent. That would actual go against what SA's are ment for. The Norco I have is for breakthrough pain. ... (21 replies)
... dose pill so the most you likely would have gotten instantly would have been about 10mgs of oxycodone by cutting i. It's important not to crush, chew, break or in anyway damage the time release mechanism of OxyContin by altering the pill. ... (17 replies)
... Then when your pain spiked you went to the ER and were prescribed more lortab. . Honestly i sounds like you were using 3 differebt docs to obtain lortab in the same month for the same problem. That is doctor shopping and reason for anyone to discharge you as a patient. ... (8 replies)
I Have 3 Choices!
Sep 22, 2010
... Hi Parman, I pretty much was given 2 choices, pain management didn't really exist or at least I hadn't met a pain management doc in the 6 years and 2 failed surgeries that believed pain medication would lead to anything other than addiction. ... (58 replies)




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